Saturday, Dec 20, 2014

Agri Leader

Florida Christmas trees get families back to nature

Florida Christmas trees get families back to nature

What state comes to mind when you think of Christmas trees?
Published: 12/15/14

Giving green on the holidays

Some of the best gifts one can give are those that make a lovely addition to a recipient’s festive dining table, decorated mantle or cheery front doorstep, such as holly, ivy, rosemary, Christmas cactus and poinsettia.
Published: 12/15/14
Citrus sisterhood

Citrus sisterhood

LAKE PLACID—They aren’t really sisters, but the Smoak family trio of Tracee Smoak, Kym Smoak and Samantha Price are extremely close. They have to be in order to run a successful boutique gift shop in downtown Lake Placid called the Blue...
Published: 12/15/14

Agri-Leader stories will now publish on Mondays

Beginning tomorrow, Dec. 15, Monday’s Sports page will be replaced by Central Florida’s Agri-Leader. This will be an ongoing Monday feature in place of the Monday Sports page.
Published: 12/15/14
Sweet success down the road

Sweet success down the road

LAKE PLACID—While the sweet potatoes on your plate this holiday season may have come from up north, they may have a closer link to home than you think. They may, in fact, have been picked by a harvesting company out of Highlands County-- GM Ha...
Published: 12/10/14
Florida’s grapefruit deserve some spotlight

Florida’s grapefruit deserve some spotlight

Florida is synonymous with oranges—but I think grapefruit deserves a share of the spotlight as well.
Published: 12/10/14
Poor durum crop likely to impact pasta consumers

Poor durum crop likely to impact pasta consumers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — From family dinner tables to fancy restaurants, plates of pasta are likely to be a little pricier in the coming year because of a disappointing durum wheat crop in the northern Plains and Canada....
Published: 12/10/14

How to keep plants warm during cold days

As anyone can attest, it’s been a little cold outside lately with lows in the 30s. Although last year was exceptionally cold, this year NOAA predicts less intensity but still a cold winter. Its forecast calls for below-average temperatures in ...
Published: 12/10/14
Wilson named NRCS engineer of the year

Wilson named NRCS engineer of the year

GAINESVILLE—When Jesse Wilson learned this month he was named Natural Resources Conservation Service Engineer of the Year he was very surprised.
Published: 12/03/14
Today’s farmers come from all walks of life

Today’s farmers come from all walks of life

GAINESVILLE — Once upon a time, full-time farmers were the norm. That’s not necessarily the case today.
Published: 12/03/14

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